Here’s the thing with subscription boxes right? Why would I put my money into risking getting a box of stuff that I don’t even like when I can spend that money on something that I want?
This used to be my issue. However, I have recently come to realise that the key to overcoming this it to really take the time to look around for the best subscription boxes that cater to what interests you. And yes, you may still get a few bits that aren’t necessarily your cup of tea but on the flipside, it’s a great way to discover new products that you may not have stumbled across otherwise.
Whilst researching, I was surprised to see that there is such a massive variety of subscription boxes available. Here are five of my favourites.
“The Papergang is Ohh Deer’s way of expressing a deep rooted obsession with papery goodness” – Ohh Deer
This one has to be every stationary lover’s dream. It costs £9.95 a month (plus shipping) and any fan of Ohh Deer’s quirky design led gifts won’t be disappointed. You will receive a bundle of items each month with contents including anything from notebooks to art prints.
You will never get a repeat box and what I loved about this in particular, was that the products in this box are exclusive to subscribers for a limited time before Ohh Deer put them on sale in their shop. I don’t know, I just makes it feel a little bit more special.
“A snacking service designed to work wonders on your well-being.” – SourcedBox
SourcedBox is the perfect way for any health junkie to discover new natural snacks that they may not have come across otherwise.
The company itself was founded by YouTuber’s Niomi Smart and Marcus Butler, which is how I stumbled across it in the first place. The concept is something I find quite refreshing, especially in a market where “healthy” products are being sold to us which every way we turn. It can often be quite hard to know who to trust.
This box however takes things back to basics and does all of the sourcing for you. Perfect.
“We believe that giving and receiving flowers should be as elegant as the stems we deliver.” – Bloom and Wild
Everyone loves flowers. I refuse to believe otherwise. They instantly brighten up any space and all of that clichéd stuff.
Having said that, they are not something that are on the top of my priority list so I often forget to purchase them. Bloom and Wild solve that issue. At £15 per bouquet, you can have them delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly. It is the perfect gift for any flower lover.
“The BuddyBox is a subscription box with substance, designed to counter the pressures we face in modern life.” – BuddyBox
The BuddyBox has to be one of my favourites. Conceptually, it is so thoughtful and well executed. Each box includes a selection of treats designed to inspire and comfort anyone suffering with life’s stresses. Prices start from £18.50 per box. There’s really not much left so say apart from the fact that it really is a hug in a box.
Lookfantastic charge £13-£14.50 a month for a box containing a selection of beauty products that are worth over £50 guaranteed.
Offering 3 month, 6 month and 12 month subscriptions, I found that the Lookfantastic beauty box had such a wide variety of products. Previous brands have included Molton Brown, Oskia and Elemis.
You also receive a copy of the latest Elle magazine each month and I have found that overall, it is really good value for money and a great introduction to new and exciting brands.
So there you are. I hope this post has given you a few ideas to make Christmas shopping that little bit less stressful.